Apple races to become the first trillion-dollar company after strong Q3 earnings

Apple races to become the first trillion-dollar company after strong Q3 earnings

Apple posted its third quarter earnings today with a revenue of $53.3 billion, surpassing its projection by $1 billion. It’s the strongest third quarter for the company ever, despite one that tends to slow on iPhone sales as consumers prepare for new smartphone announcements in the fall. The average selling price of the iPhone was…
LG’s budget take on the Galaxy Note is now an Amazon Prime Exclusive phone

LG’s budget take on the Galaxy Note is now an Amazon Prime Exclusive phone

LG’s Stylo 4 is one of the few phones you can get with a built-in stylus, and now the phone has arrived on Amazon as a Prime Exclusive, bringing the price down from $300 to $250. The Stylo 4 has a large 6.2-inch display with a resolution just above 1080p, and it includes a slot…
Annual Annenberg study shows Hollywood diversity stats haven’t actually improved in a decade

Annual Annenberg study shows Hollywood diversity stats haven’t actually improved in a decade

Issues surrounding inclusivity and diversity make headlines often these days, but the attention isn’t exactly translating to real action. According to this year’s edition of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s annual study, Hollywood’s progress on representation has been more or less stagnant for a full decade across practically all marginalized groups. “As the reverberations of the…
Rejuvenating poo helps native trees thrive

Rejuvenating poo helps native trees thrive

Updated July 06, 2018 11:21:00 Meet the quenda, a digging marsupial that has rejuvenating poo and helps prevent fires.Otherwise known as the southern brown bandicoot, the small, rat-like creature is mostly found in Western Australia from Guilderton, north of Perth, to Esperance in the south-east of the state.The quenda looks cute but that is not…
Fitbit data used to charge suspect with murder

Fitbit data used to charge suspect with murder

Heart rate data from a Fitbit has been used to charge a man with the murder of his stepdaughter, reports The New York Times. Anthony Aiello had initially claimed that he had left his stepdaughter Karen Navarra’s home within 15 minutes of arriving. However, data from her Fitbit was later compared against security camera footage…
Company that launched satellites without permission gets new license to launch more probes

Company that launched satellites without permission gets new license to launch more probes

Aerospace startup Swarm Technologies, which infamously launched four satellites without a federal license in January, has received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to launch a new crop of satellites later this year. The approval comes while the FCC is still deciding whether to take any retaliatory action against Swarm for the unauthorized January launch.…
The never-ending mess from America’s early nuclear tests

The never-ending mess from America’s early nuclear tests

The Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco is where ships irradiated by early nuclear testing in the Pacific were towed so they could be decontaminated. Now, people are trying to clean it up. But there’s been a lot of trouble along the way, like a case of ecological fraud that’s sent two people to prison,…
The Pixel Slate: first look at Google’s new tablet

The Pixel Slate: first look at Google’s new tablet

iGoogle is finally ready to get back into tablets, only this time it’s with an operating system that’s up to the task. The Google Pixel Slate it announced today will run Chrome OS, which has matured enough over the past few years to work better on tablets. This won’t be the first Chrome OS tablet,…
New Pixel 3 leak hints at pink ‘sand’ color

New Pixel 3 leak hints at pink ‘sand’ color

We’re just a few days away from Google officially announcing the Pixel 3, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of leaks yet. The latest from Android Headlines shows off renders for an as-yet-unseen “sand” (read: pink) color, joining the previously leaked black and white models. Image: AndroidHeadlines But what’s interesting about this leak (aside from…
Instagram’s Nametag make it easier to follow people you meet IRL

Instagram’s Nametag make it easier to follow people you meet IRL

Instagram is rolling out a new way to quickly follow people you’ve met in real life. Called Nametag, the feature works by showing your username on your phone in a format that allows it to be scanned by your soon-to-be follower. This tag can also be customized with additional designs, colors, and stickers. Similar functionality…